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The Socapex Story

The Socapex Story

Everyone working in the events industry is familiar with the term “Socapex”, sometime shortened to “Soca” or “Soco”. Socapex is actually a French brand of industrial connectors, they make a many different types and today they are part of global connectors giant Amphenol.In the mid 1970’s, the demand for ever larger

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Powering the big LED screens

Powering the big LED screens

Manufacturers of LED screens typically state a maximum power consumption figure per panel or square meter as well as average power consumption, again per panel or square meter. Should you ‘play safe’ and assume the max power needed or is the average figure a better starting point?  Well that depends on your application

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Are you living dangerously?

Are you living dangerously?

We all want to protect our valuable equipment against dangerous and damaging overvoltage situations. This happens more often than you might think. Even with the best planning, mistakes happen, and you are never really in full control of the situation. A bad cable, a loose connection, someone accidentally disconnecting the neutral wire

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Knowledge is power!

Knowledge is power!

From time to time, people ask us; ”your power distribution warns against pulling too much current, why would I need that? If I have an overload, the circuit breaker will eventually trip and let me know”. Yes, eventually. And usually at the most inconvenient time. Circuit breakers are not very precise and certainly won’t give you any prior warning.

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Please don’t buy “a distro”

Please don’t buy “a distro”

Some people believe that all power distribution products are basically the same and that the choice comes down to price and availability. This is not correct. Some people also believe that if they buy a distro that conforms to all the relevant standards, then they have got the best possible protection. Again not correct. The published standards, whether international or national,

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Is the power distribution for your LED screen up to the job?

Is the power distribution for your LED screen up to the job?

Conventional power distribution will cheerfully pass 400V to the power supplies in your LED screen and at minimum, make the internal power supplies into scrap. Circuit breakers protect will only against over-currents, not over-voltages. This is a far too common problem. Equipment damage due to electrical faults is real and costs a lot

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